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Subsaharan Africa; India; Southeast Asia

Leapfrog Investments LeapFrog is the world’s largest dedicated equity investor in emerging markets financial services, with close to half-a-billion dollars AUM.

Investment Fund; Private Equity

OVERVIEW

Description

Through two private equity funds, LeapFrog invests in high-growth companies across Asia and Africa offering empowering tools such as insurance, savings and investment products to emerging consumers. As at October 2014, LeapFrog's partner companies were serving 22.7 million people across 16 countries. LeapFrog's distinctive Profit with Purpose investment strategy has attracted many of the world’s leading institutional investors including AXA, HESTA, JP Morgan, MetLife, Prudential Financial, RGA Reinsurance, Swiss Re, TIAA-CREF and Zurich Insurance Group, amongst others.

LeapFrog’s companies offer empowering financial tools such as insurance, savings and investment products to emerging consumers. At the same time, LeapFrog aims to provide a top-tier rate of return to investors, demonstrating that purpose-driven organisations often have a competitive advantage over their peers.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$10,000,000 - $50,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$535,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance

Stages

  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia

funding types

  • Equity

DEALS

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.